3-D Campus / Life Origins-Meteorite
It’s the next best thing to actually being there, as USF scientists are creating a virtual map of the Tampa campus. University Beat on WUSF TV tells you how the researchers, working with USF and high school students, use 3-D scanners, GPS and other high-tech tools to build a world that can be viewed by future students, campus police and countless others - and they’re taking these skills beyond the university to also capture images of endangered monuments around the world.
This week’s University Beat introduces you to Matthew Pasek, a USF geology professor whose research on sites around the world has detected evidence that a key element in the origins of life on Earth was carried here on meteorites. Join us on WUSF 89.7 as we shed light on a three and a half billion year old mystery.
USF's Alliance For Integrated Spatial Technologies
Co-Directors Dr. Lori Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Dr. Travis Doering (email@example.com)
AIST's YouTube page, with examples from their work around the world
Matthew Pasek, Asst. Prof., USF Dept. of Geology
Pasek's article in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences